First graders examine and discuss the responsibilities they have in their environment. They identify the various environments in their lives, list characteristics of their environment, and draw a picture of their home environment.
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Buildings That Reach for the Sky
Through photographs and informational text, scholars explore skyscrapers around the world including the Twin Towers in New York—the unfortunate targets of the September 11th terrorist attacks—and view the guests and employees that...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Patriot Day September 11, 2011
While many of our students may recognize the date of September 11, 2001 in the United States, most will not be able to personally recall what transpired. On Patriot Day, introduce your young learners to the events, aftermath, and...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Guess What Benjamin Franklin Did!
Students research Ben Franklin's inventions. In this invention lesson, students see the relationship between a need and an invention. Students will engage in a class discussion, read a handout, and play a match the invention to its...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Sounds Like Christmas, Exploring Hearing
Students see that the sense of hearing helps us learn from each other through communication. Also, students explain that sound can produce patterns. They engage in a wide variety of activities that focus on the sense of hearing.
K - 1st Social Studies & History
The Making of a Holiday: MLK, Jr. Day
Students explore the life of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. They discuss the events surrounding his death and the significance of the federal holiday honoring Dr. King. As a class, they read about Dr. King's work for...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History